Teens in California now have less reason to hit the snooze button. This past October, the state passed a law preventing classes from starting before 8 a.m. for middle schools and 8:30 for high schools.
Teens need 8 to 10 hours of sleep every night. But about 58 percent of middle school students and 73 percent of high school students don’t get this amount of shut-eye. By starting school later, kids get to sleep in longer. That can help students stay alert and make it to school on time.